|Christophers before the fire (photo provided)|
|Smoldering ruins (photo by (Ian Austin for AllOTSEGO.com)|
At least one firefighter quoted by local media didn't take long to make an assessment, saying “It no longer exists. It’s been completely destroyed.”
The fire was so widespread that 15 fire companies provided mututal aid to Oneonta firefighters. Because there are no hydrants in the Southside area, water was drawn from the Susquehanna River and the creek behind the restaurant.
Christophers, owned by Marty and Brenda Patton, has been a local fixture for more than a half-century at 716 State Highway 28. Among its attractions where Adirondack-style rooms for lodgers and a steak-centric restaurant menu.
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